rue21, inc. Announces Promotion of Stacy B. Siegal to Senior Vice President, Chief Administrative Officer

rue21, inc. Announces Promotion of Stacy B. Siegal to Senior Vice President,
Chief Administrative Officer

WARRENDALE, Pa., March 7, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- rue21, inc. (Nasdaq:RUE), a
leading specialty apparel retailer of girls and guys clothing, today announced
that Stacy B. Siegal, the Company's current Vice President, General Counsel
and Corporate Secretary, has been promoted to the additional position of Chief
Administrative Officer. Ms Siegal will continue to report directly to Bob
Fisch, the Company's President and Chief Executive Officer.

Ms. Siegal has served as the Company's General Counsel and Corporate Secretary
since March, 2010.In her expanded role Ms. Siegal will assume responsibility
for the Human Resources division of the Company while also retaining oversight
of the Company's legal matters, regulatory compliance and corporate
communications. She will continue to serve as Secretary to the Board of
Directors.

"We are very pleased to announce Stacy's promotion to Chief Administrative
Officer. She has proven herself to be a valuable member of our senior
management team and a committed and enthusiastic leader. Her promotion to CAO
ensures that our human resource, legal, and operational initiatives are well
aligned so that our business goals will continue to be successfully executed,"
stated Bob Fisch, President and CEO of rue21.

Ms. Siegal received her bachelor's degree from Lehigh University and a
doctorate of jurisprudence from the George Washington University Law School.
She is an active member of the National Retail Federation's General Counsel's
Forum, the National Association of Corporate Directors, the Association of
Corporate Counsel, and the Society for Human Resource Management.

About rue21, inc.

rue21 is a leading specialty apparel retailer offering exclusive branded
merchandise and the newest trends at a great value. rue21 currently operates
894- stores in 47 states. Learn more at www.rue21.com.

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